What Tottenham Fans Can Expect to See From New Signing Steven Bergwijn

So the deal to bring PSV winger Steven Bergwijn to Tottenham is done, after confirmation that a contract until 2025 has been signed, sealed and delivered.

The highly-rated 22-year-old will join José Mourinho's side at a hugely important moment in their season - Spurs remain in the hunt to finish in the top four and a Champions League last 16 clash with Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig looms large.

Bergwijn has taken the number 23 shirt vacated by the departed Christian Eriksen and his arrival indicates a shift to a different type of creative player; one with pace, power and the ability to score plenty of goals from out wide.

Current options - Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min - all have a tendency to drift inside, where they feel they can make the greatest impact. Bergwijn, however, is an out and out winger, who loves to beat his man and is comfortable with running with the ball at speed.

So what can Tottenham fans look forward to seeing from their new signing? Here's 90min's deep dive on their latest signing...

How Creative Is Bergwijn?

In 16 league games for PSV this season, Bergwijn has registered ten assists, notching a further three in other competitions.

Comfortable playing in a host of attacking positions, including centrally, Bergwijn is most naturally suited to the left-wing. In ​Harry Kane's absence, Mourinho will now be able to shift Son Heung-min up top without fear of weakening the balance of his team, given the Dutchman's tendancy to stay on the touchline.

From here, you can expect to see Bergwijn linking up nicely with Danny Rose or Ben Davies, feeding balls into the box from the byline.

More often than not, he finds a teammate with his final delivery, playing second fiddle to only Hakim Ziyech in terms of assists since the beginning of the 2017/18 Eredivisie season.

The only concern that Spurs may have is his relative ineffectiveness in Europe. Playing in five Europa League games this season, he failed to score or contribute an assist. His Champions League career stats don't fare much better either; yielding just two assists in 12 career games.

Creativity Rating: 7.5/10

How Good Is Bergwijn in Front of Goal?

Bergwijn established himself as a first-team regular at PSV during the 2017/18 season, netting eight times in 32 Eredivisie games.

Last season saw a real coming of age though, as he netted 14 times in the league - helping PSV qualify for the Champions League once more. He hasn't been as effective this season, but his overall game is what Spurs are looking to make the most of - rather than his out and out goalscoring ability.

Steven Bergwijn

Costing €30m, factoring in all bonus payments, Bergwijn represents good business for what he offers, but don't expect the Dutchman to be bursting the net each and every week. Then again, under the guidance of José Mourinho, you never know who is going to excel...

Shooting Rating: 7/10

What's Bergwijn's Physicality Like?

One thing that is certain when it comes to Steven Bergwijn - he has the pace to trouble Premier League full-backs. 

His most notable strength over the past few seasons has been driving at pace towards opponents penalty areas, before taking aim himself or laying it off to a teammate.

Steven Bergwijn

His low centre of gravity, standing just 5'8" tall, allows him to execute tight turns and his general ball control is excellent, as well as his use of quick feet. His bullish frame means he's no pushover in the tackle, either, so you won't have to worry about Bergwijn being knocked off the ball.

Explosive pace, good balance and strength to boot? Sounds like he's got all the tools required to play in the Premier League box...

Physicality Rating: 8/10

Is Bergwijn a Good Signing?

All in all, Bergwijn's arrival is a good deal for Tottenham - and represents smart business from Daniel Levy.

He's young enough to improve, has enough top flight experience under his belt to slot straight into the side and has a number of attributes that will be well suited to the fast flowing nature of the Premier League.

Steven Bergwijn

We shall see whether Mourinho is able to get the best out of him, but one thing that will be guaranteed - he'll be latching on to many raking long balls from Toby Aldereweireld in the months and years to come.

Source : 90min